Phrases with "wandered"

Marjorie Bowen In about another ten minutes in the colourless twilight I wandered round the neighbourhood, knowing quite well how useless it was. Ann Mellor’s Lover by Marjorie Bowen

I wandered through the streets — ” “All that is very improbable,” interrupted the magistrate. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Nat’s eyes had wandered off to the ricks. Three Men of Badajos by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

E. Phillips Oppenheim She wandered into the place quite by accident, in the most ingenuous sort of way, and, before I realised what I was doing, I made Sam take her on. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

D. H. Lawrence Sir William wandered away like some restless, hunted soul. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins All the time he was speaking, her eyes wandered away from him to the part of the room where Mr. and Mrs. Frankland were talking together. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Henry James He had his usual anomalous appearance of both seeking and avoiding society, and he wandered obliquely toward Mrs. Church, whose last words he had overheard. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

D. H. Lawrence He wandered forth into the damp, raw morning. Love Among the Haystacks by D. H. Lawrence [1930]

T. E. Lawrence Our main body would come this night; so that Fauzan and I wandered out across the darkling plain till we found a pleasant gun-position in some low ridges not two thousand yards from the station. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Ann Radcliffe Alleyn, who could think of Mary only, wandered through the castle of Athlin a solitary being, who fondly haunts the spot where his happiness lies buried. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The house seemed to be at his mercy, and he wandered about and did what he chose in it. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

T. E. Lawrence Afterwards we wandered among more small ridges until the dawn showed gentle valleys of sand with strange hills of lava hemming us about. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Henry James Newman wandered through them, observing a few scattered couples to whom this comparative seclusion appeared grateful and reached a small conservatory which opened into the garden. The American by Henry James [1877]

George Gissing He wandered homewards in a dream. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Anatole France They did not always hunt the animal down, but the hunters and their ladies wandered away in couples, found one another, and again wandered off into the woods. The Seven Wives of Bluebeard by Anatole France [1920]

Powell wandered up and down there like an early Christian refugee in the catacombs; but what little faith he had in the success of his enterprise was oozing out at his finger-tips. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Andrew Lang The next morning the White Duck wandered round the pond in a distracted manner, looking for her little ones; she called and she searched, but could find no trace of them. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry James I wandered off twenty steps and, while I passed my hand over my troubled head, looked vaguely at objects on tables and sniffed absently at flowers in bowls. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Henry James Newman wandered away into the village again, and walked about restlessly for two or three hours. The American by Henry James [1877]

Louisa May Alcott Amy chirped like a cricket, and Jo wandered through the airs at her own sweet will, always coming out at the wrong place with a croak or a quaver that spoiled the most pensive tune. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Henry James They wandered in silence, as if it made them more companions; but at last Tony said: “ She was a little radiant, perfect thing. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

H. Rider Haggard Only a gaunt hound wandered about the hall, and, seeing him, sprang towards him, growling. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Rudyard Kipling This made me so angry that I wandered down the valley in the hope of meeting the big brown bear. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Jules Verne For some days, it wandered first on the surface, and then beneath it, amid those fogs so dreaded by sailors. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Andrew Lang So he wandered about for some years, as wretched and unhappy as he could well be, and at last he came to the desert place where Rapunzel was living. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Barbara awoke early that morning in her cottage; she had taken a dislike to sleeping at Cully, and, without disturbing the sleeping Lionel, wandered out of doors. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Gertrude Stein I know several cases of this, poor Paulot Picasso’s godparents have wandered out of sight and just as naturally it is a long time since any of us have seen or heard of our Hemingway god-child. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

He had got his face glued close to the glass panel and his eyes wandered round until they lit on me. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Leon Trotsky They wandered freely all over the place, rooted everywhere, and completely destroyed the garden. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Oscar Wilde Then he wandered down to the Thames Embankment, and sat for hours by the river. Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Oscar Wilde [1887]

And this place is not on the way to Framlingham. How in the name of fortune could she have hidden her clothes here?” “She must have wandered here in the dark,” I suggested. The Lowest Rung by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

Arthur Machen He looked up and found he had only walked a few paces since Annie had spoken; he had thought they had wandered for hours together. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Nathaniel Hawthorne As for us human yoke-fellows, chosen companions of toil, whose hoes had clinked together throughout the week, we wandered off, in various directions, to enjoy our interval of repose. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Florence Dixie He wandered along that river where Maeva and Wrathness had but a few hours before found peace and happiness in each other’s company. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Henry James Here and there wandered a peasant or a tourist, looking up at the far sky-line where, in the clear stillness, a multitude of swallows kept circling and plunging. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Henry James Presently she lost sight of him; he wandered behind things, looking at them all round. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

I began to feel there was something deadly in the box, her eyes wandered towards it so frequently and with such contradictory looks of dread and savage determination. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins Left to himself, Gabriel wandered hither and thither over the open heath, neither knowing nor caring in what direction he turned his steps. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Day after day, week after week, month after month, idle and apathetic, she sat in her lonely room, or wandered slowly in the grounds about the Towers. She very rarely went beyond those grounds. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Andrew Lang While she was thus engaged, Cornichon and Toupette wandered away by themselves, and by-and-by arrived at the fountain, whose bubbling waters looked cool and delicious on such a hot day. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

It was so dark that I could not see the means of exit; and, as I wandered round, I heard another specimen of their civil behaviour amongst each other. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

H.P. Lovecraft Into the sunset wandered Iranon, seeking still for his native land and for men who would understand his songs and dreams. The Quest of Iranon by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

Gustave Flauber People wandered in the twilight along the old enclosures, and gathered grass and flowers among the stones to boil them in wine, wine being cheaper than water. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Moody, restless, and unhappy, he wandered like a ghost about the town, bursting into soliloquies in public places, or asking odd questions, suddenly, a propos de bottes. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Guy de Maupassant He wandered through the woods in search of nests. Coco by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

Marjorie Bowen Towards dusk he wandered home. The Housekeeper by Marjorie Bowen

Percy Bysshe Shelley It was late one evening, when, tempted by the peculiar beauty of the weather, Verezzi wandered beyond the usual limits, attended by Ugo and Bernardo, who narrowly watched his every movement. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

Benton, in night attire and chamber-robe belted in, fresh from his bath and still drying his curly hair on a rough towel, wandered back into his bedroom. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

George Gissing In the night she generally wandered a little. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Arnold Bennett He wandered aimlessly over the surface of the earth until he came to a tile-works, more or less unenclosed, whose primitive ovens showed a glare. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

She struck a few chords, and then wandered into a pensive sonata of Beethoven’s. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Andrew Lang What do you say?’ ‘Well, as I was sauntering over the plain, just now, I noticed a flock of sheep grazing, and some of them had wandered into a little valley quite out of sight of the shepherd. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

D. H. Lawrence He wandered uneasily to and fro, no one taking any particular notice of him. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

E. Phillips Oppenheim Madelon, who had wandered a few yards away from them and turned back towards the house, was standing suddenly rigid, suddenly pale. The Cafe of Terror by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1925]

Benjamin Disraeli They had arrived at the limit of the pleasure-grounds, and they wandered into the park and its most sequestered parts. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Benjamin Disraeli His heart beat as he wandered along, and his eye was dim with tears. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Edna St. Vincent Millay Ah, days of joy that followed! All alone I wandered through the house. Renascence and other poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay

George Gissing I won’t believe it—I can’t believe it—never!” Her voice rose on tremulous notes, her eyes wandered disdainfully. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

D. H. Lawrence They wandered out into the dim, hillside field. Love Among the Haystacks by D. H. Lawrence [1930]

He wandered away over the Hill. It was in the house of the suicide that Lawrence Wentworth now sat. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Arthur Conan Doyle She had been provided with a ponderous brown Bible, out of which the fly leaves had been carefully cut, and this she read, though her thoughts often wandered away from the sacred pages. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Thomas Carlyle He wandered from patron to patron, from place to place; proving, in his own bitter words, “How hard is the path, Come e duro calle. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Ida wandered from one room to another as freely as if she had been in her own house, knowing that any servant she met would be pleased to see her there. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Arthur Conan Doyle They were of the Five Nations, whose scalping-parties wandered over an expanse of thousands of square miles. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Amory wandered occasionally to New York on the chance of finding a new shining green auto-bus, that its stick-of-candy glamour might penetrate his disposition. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Benjamin Disraeli As an astronomer surveys the starry heavens until his searching sight reaches the desired planet, so Lothair’s scrutinizing vision wandered till his eye at length lighted on the wished-for orb. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Andrew Lang In his despair he wandered on over the heath, never looking where he put his feet, and full of sorrowful thoughts. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins Then his attention wandered — he knew beforehand what Sir Joseph would say. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

Gertrude Stein There were not many people in Paris just then and we liked it and we wandered around Paris and it was so nice to be there, wonderfully nice. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

D. H. Lawrence His eye had wandered uncomfortably up to a portrait on the wall. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

He was a waster, this Larry, no good at all, and he wandered about the district doing odd jobs hither and thither and not much good anywhere. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

D. H. Lawrence But he wandered restlessly from one person to another for some help, and there was none anywhere. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence Driven forth, we wandered down the desolate avenue of shade and sun towards the ship, and turned once more into the town. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

George Gissing Then his mind wandered away to Norbert Franks, who at this moment was somewhere enjoying himself. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Rudyard Kipling A week after the death of her children Miriam left her bed at night and wandered over the country to find them. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

H. Rider Haggard All day they wandered on by the banks of the river till night fell and they camped, this time without shelter. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Anna Katherine Green The story he gives out is to the effect that he left the tavern some few minutes before seven o’clock, to look for his child who had wandered into the ravine. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Mark Twain As we wandered thoughtfully down the marble-paved length of this stately temple, the scene about us was strangely impressive. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Olaf Stapledon And they two wandered about among the fields, loath to part; but at last they came into her garden, and stood still among the green things. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Thomas Love Peacock Marian often killed the deer, Which Scarlet dressed, and Friar Tuck blessed While Little John wandered in search of a guest. Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock

H. P. Lovecraft Nor did the thought that I had probably wandered beyond the utmost limits of an ordinary search cause me to abandon my composure even for a moment. The Beast in the Cave by H. P. Lovecraft [1904]

Try as I would to prevent it, my tired eyes wandered unceasingly over the racecourse, and the memory of my triumphs there rose up in bitter wrath to chide me for my failure in the end. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Arthur Conan Doyle Then, leaving him lying there, I wandered on in search of some place where I might be safe for the day. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Guy de Maupassant He wandered aimlessly through the streets, his mind in a state of dreadful confusion. The False Gems (Les Bijoux) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

M. P. Shiel He wandered stealthily about the rooms like a lost being. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

George Meredith Lady Charlotte wandered into an amazement at it. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Gertrude Stein We wandered up and we wandered down the Champs Elysées and the war was over and the piles of captured cannon that had made two pyramids were being taken away and peace was upon us. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

D. H. Lawrence Paul wandered out to the pit-top. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Algernon Blackwood His thoughts soon wandered again; he lay there, warm as toast, exceedingly weary; the night soothed and comforted, blunting the edges of memory and alarm. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

Arthur Conan Doyle In silence they wandered together over the velvet turf and on through the broad Minstead woods, where the old lichen-draped beeches threw their circles of black shadow upon the sunlit sward. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Ann Radcliffe He wandered through the wild and spacious apartments in gloomy meditation, and often paused in wonder at the remains of magnificence which he beheld. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

James Joyce Mr Dedalus wandered back, pipe in hand. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Andrew Lang They wandered merrily from place to place and made quite a good living, and were much appreciated by everyone who heard them play. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry James It wandered along the crest of the hill and terminated before a fragment of wall pierced by a rough aperture which had once been a door. The American by Henry James [1877]

Her captor alone could cheer her; his society only could make amends for the lost privilege of liberty: in his absence, she sat or wandered alone; spoke little, and ate less. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Anna Katherine Green Going downtown as usual, he wandered again into the little dry-goods shop to see if the package had been sent. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Virginia Woolf And Eleanor wandered about, holding a cup, telling people about her shower- bath. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Edith Wharton She wandered on for more than an hour, and when she returned to the house she saw, as she entered the hall, that Darrow was seated at the desk in Owen’s study. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Anthony Trollope After that I wandered over all Asia, and came across the best orators there, with whom I practised, enjoying their willing assistance. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

First Edinburgh and now Carlisle. An old man, dying in a farmhouse by Caldbeck, wandered in his delirium and called for the girl of his heart, now forty years dead. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

She wandered about the room, feeling just a little dazed. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Once or twice I wandered out to the little walled graveyard that stood a mile or so from the village. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Henry James She wandered about alone in the garden wondering what Mr. Brand would make of her words, which it had been a singular pleasure for her to utter. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Andrew Lang For a long time the Fire-son and the Snow-daughter wandered through the world, and when at the beginning of winter they came to a big wood they determined to stay there till spring. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

F. Scott Fitzgerald He wandered back inside, and there in front of the women’s dressing-room he found Otis in the centre of a group of young men who were convulsed with laughter. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Charles Dickens Waking, she never wandered in her mind but once, and that was of beautiful music which she said was in the air. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

George Gissing He felt the soft warm pressure of her hands clasping his, and thrilled as the delicious fragrance of her breath wandered over his hair and his cheeks. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

They wandered to the ceiling, and then fell idly on her without knowing her, as they had done a hundred times. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Arnold Bennett He wandered to the door, which Charlie had left ajar, and listened. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

I wandered round among the graves. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

E. Phillips Oppenheim Pauline wandered out into the garden in search of Anthony. From the shadows of the drive she heard her name called, and paused. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

We—that is to say, one of the M. B.‘s and the Writer—had wandered off that way in search of crocodiles. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Wilkie Collins One of her hands wandered here and there over the keys of the piano, playing softly. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Mark Frettlby wandered down to the lawn-tennis ground, thinking of the look he had seen in Brian’s eyes. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

D. H. Lawrence They sat in the shade for some time while I wandered about. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Elizabeth Gaskell She wandered from window to window, learning off each rock and tree by heart. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Maria Edgeworth I wandered through the bustling streets of Bristol, where every body I met seemed to be full of their own business, and brushed by me without seeing me. The Good French Governess by Maria Edgeworth

George Gissing The nobelman’s death enriched him with a legacy of which he stood in no need whatever, and murmuring to himself, “To him that hath shall be given,” he wandered off to spend a year or two abroad. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

Robert Louis Stevenson Thenceforth my wife laboured single-handed in the palace, and I lay or wandered on the platform at my own sweet will. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

D. H. Lawrence Several times during the exhibition Mrs. Morel went to the Castle unknown to Paul. She wandered down the long room looking at the other exhibits. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

For three days I wandered to and fro in this melancholy town. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Andrew Lang He wandered on for many days, till at length he came to the town where the king had his court. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Theodore Dreiser She wandered about after the dishes were put away, talked a little with Minnie, and then decided to go down and stand in the door at the foot of the stairs. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

As these were gathered daily the supply immediately near the house was scanty, therefore he had, while searching for more, wandered further from his home than usual. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

He seated himself on one of the rustic seats, and his yellow eyes wandered restlessly and vaguely along the outline of the beautiful hills. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Meredith Nevil wandered about the woods of Steynham, disinclined to shoot and lend a hand to country sports. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

George Meredith And I cannot remember what happened after for the week I wandered alone about London. Mr. Powys found me on a wharf by the river at night. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Farther his eyes wandered to the retreating boats. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Wilkie Collins He wandered away toward the extremity of the grounds, troubled by vague suspicions; hurt at Adela’s cold reception of him. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

George MacDonald He wandered about the forest till daylight, and then fell fast asleep. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Edith Wharton He wandered away to his own room, leaving Strefford to philosophize to his pipe. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

She dressed, and went noiselessly into the garden, and then wandered into the long meadows that stretched in front of the house. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Wilkie Collins Near the window sat Margaret — it was the same window at which I had seen her, on the evening when I wandered into the square, after our meeting in the omnibus. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Thus we wandered on, farther from our camp, farther from our casks, and farther from everything we wished or required. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

He wandered without knowing where he went, or whither he ought to go. Signa by Ouida

Thomas Hardy Dim, flattened, constrained by their confinement, they had never appealed to her as now, when they wandered in the still air with a stark quality like that of nudity. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy At length Cytherea wandered alone into the conservatory. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Sir Richard Burton However, the thieves paid scant regard to the estrays, nor cared they to secure them, but only wondered by what means they had wandered so far from the town. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

He had, as he informed me proudly, managed to nurse Kurtz through two illnesses (he alluded to it as you would to some risky feat), but as a rule Kurtz wandered alone, far in the depths of the forest. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Marie Corelli Disguised as a tramp, he wandered with tramps. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Well, he called at the inn next day, and if the doctor was not just gone back to London! Alfred wandered disconsolate homewards. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Edith Wharton Anna led Effie off to have her hair smoothed and Darrow wandered into the oak sitting-room, which he found untenanted. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Jules Verne The inconsolable, despairing Neb, notwithstanding all that his companions could say to induce him to take some rest, wandered all night long on the shore calling on his master. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

George Gissing At others he paced his room, or wandered about the house, or made an attempt at gardening—which soon ended in pain and exhaustion. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Barderuk-a woman of many husbands-and her latest conquest Yiner, and their son Roy, wandered from sick camp to sick camp, seeking infection. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Anthony Trollope Mr. Arabin therefore left him as soon as he could and wandered back into the house. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Victor Hugo You would have said it was a shroud raised up and moving in the middle of the sea, under which some one wandered with a star in his hand. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

William Morris From township to township, o’er down and by tillage Far, far have we wandered and long was the day, But now cometh eve at the end of the village, Where over the grey wall the church riseth grey. The Pilgrims of Hope by William Morris [1885]

H. G. Wells But Mwres did not display any great interest either in his breakfast or the music; his eye wandered incessantly about the hall, as though he expected a belated guest. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

He sat at his books without concentration, and he wandered on the hills without delight, while Isobel’s face puckered in dismay as she removed his scarcely tasted meals. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Guy de Maupassant Far more than an hour I wandered up and down the pavement; then I thought that I was really too foolish, and at last I returned home. He? (Lui?) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

He, the ghost of his former self, wandered alone among the ghosts of trees, and fields, and hedges. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Benjamin Disraeli She wandered in the gardens, and drove her pony-chair in forest glades. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Thomas Carlyle Thialfi was with him, and Loke. After various adventures, they entered upon Giant-land; wandered over plains, wild uncultivated places, among stones and trees. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Henry David Thoreau More sensible is a rod of stone wall that bounds an honest man’s field than a hundred-gated Thebes that has wandered farther from the true end of life. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Henry James He gave little heed to the play; his thoughts were elsewhere, and, while they rambled, his eyes wandered round the house. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

D. H. Lawrence He wandered on a long, long way, till his brain drew dark and he was unconscious with weariness. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Andrew Lang He wandered about for three days more, and at the end of the third day saw a little town. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim Afterwards, of deliberation, Grace and Harvey wandered arm in arm back to the hotel alone. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Charles Dickens They wandered to and fro when it was day, and once Barnaby went off alone to a cluster of little cottages two or three miles away, to purchase some bread and milk. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Margaret Oliphant All over the unknown room wandered those strange looks, interrogating everything with a wistfulness beyond words. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Edith Wharton I do love you, Newland, for being so artistic!” The next afternoon, as Archer, before dinner, sat smoking sullenly in his study, Janey wandered in on him. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Wilkie Collins Has Clara wandered away out of hearing of the music that she loves — the music that harmonizes so subtly with the tender beauty of the night? Mrs. Crayford rises and advances to the window. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Edith Wharton Whatever I saw with him, in the many lands we wandered through, I saw with a keenness doubled by his, and studied afterward with an ardour with which his always kept pace. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Arthur Conan Doyle They said no more now, but only wandered and felt each other’s presence. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

G. K. Chesterton It is the only dimension of the Universe in which I have not wandered and gone astray. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Robert Green Ingersoll Well, he wandered about the garden in this condition, until finally the Supreme Being made up his mind to make him a companion. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Anthony Trollope If so, I am thankful that my steps have wandered thither at such a period. North America by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Bennett And she had wandered forth solitary and was trespassing in his garden. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

And now, for love of thee, I fared with thee to Impland. And here by the Moruna where in old days I wandered in danger and in sorrow, it is fitting I behold at length the emptiness of all my days. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Benjamin Disraeli A ravishing perfume, which was ever changing, wandered through the apartment. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

I got up at once and wandered off picking them up industriously. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Charles Kingsley So he swallowed a hasty dinner, and then wandered up the narrow valley, with all his suspicions of Thurnall and Marie seething more fiercely than ever in his heart. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Jules Verne But he heard nothing save the beatings of his own heart, though he wandered all night on the mountain. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

George Gissing Then I wandered up and down Russia, still learning. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Nathaniel Hawthorne So he wandered forth again into the uneasy streets of Rome, and walked up and down the Corso, where, at that period of the day, a throng of passers-by and loiterers choked up the narrow sidewalk. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Rudyard Kipling These said that tigers sometimes wandered about on the hills above the lake, but were most generally to be found five miles away. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Edith Wharton Her unquiet eyes wandered from Horace Maclew to her daughter. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

H. G. Wells I wandered about the streets of London all day. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

He strove to pray; His bosom no longer glowed with devotion; His thoughts insensibly wandered to Matilda’s secret charms. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

They wandered on, seeking some human habitation, till they were almost spent with hunger and fatigue. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

Wilkie Collins At the slightest reference to that time she changed and trembled still, her words became confused, her memory wandered and lost itself as helplessly as ever. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Virginia Woolf But Hirst wandered into Hewet’s room with a collar in his hand. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Guy de Maupassant I was mad! I wandered about till dawn, then I came back to my own house to think. The Hermit by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Her heart was still knocking from the kiss, and yet her thoughts wandered as he talked. Burmese Days by George Orwell

No juvenile lawyer browbeat, no hackneyed casuist puzzled, him; even his attention never wandered from the dullest case subjected to his tribunal. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Algernon Blackwood For, unable to control my movements, I wandered to and fro, attracted, owing to my partial development and premature arrival, to parts of this new world that alarmed me more and more. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

The hooded chairs covered the beach; the children played in the edges of the surf and delved in the sand; the lovers wandered up into the hollows of the dunes. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

H. G. Wells They came up to see what was going on, wandered about for the day, and went home again. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Willa Cather From time to time he rose and wandered about the house, picking up stray volumes and bringing them listlessly back to his box. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

D. H. Lawrence Day followed day of rapt silence, whilst she wandered ghost-like in the hushed, ancient mansion, or flitted along the sleeping terraces. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

We wandered through paths cut in the beautiful woods, and by the side of a rivulet that seems to fertilize everything through which it winds. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

George Meredith The windows of Brookfield were thrown open to the air of May, and bees wandered into the rooms, gold spots of sunshine danced along the floors. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

He wandered all over maritime Brazil, and at Rio he lectured before the king214 and was several times invited to be present at banquets and other splendid gatherings. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Emily Dickinson The dusk kept dropping, dropping still; No dew upon the grass, But only on my forehead stopped, And wandered in my face. Poems by Emily Dickinson

Olivia Arundel’s thoughts had wandered far away while her father had spoken so piteously to her. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Benjamin Disraeli The party dispersed, and the Duke, after joining a quadrille with Lady Caroline, wandered away to make himself generally popular. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Anthony Trollope And going into the gardens, he wandered about them for more than an hour, sometimes walking slowly along the water-side, and then seating himself for a while on one of the benches. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy They wandered onward till they reached the nether margin of the heath, where it became marshy and merged in moorland. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Wilkie Collins His hand shook, his eyes wandered back to the old place; and a heavy sigh came from him unwillingly. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]